Memories of Lytham


I believe I went to the Ormerod Home, at the age of about eight or nine, as a result of the Local Authority (Blackpool) having a number of reserved places at this establishment. Homes such as this were built along the sand dunes near Blackpool in order to provide a healthy environment, in which youngsters from the (...Read full memory)

Me and my brother went to this home around 1954. I would be 7 and he would be 9; we went on the train from Rochdale. I remember mother giving my older brother 2 half crowns - 5 bob for sweets to last a fortnight. I also remember watching someone peeling tats by putting them in a big drum with sharp edges and turning it like a (...Read full memory)

I was sent to stay at Ormorod House in 1953 or 1954 for 4weeks recuperation following a tonsillectomy because we lived in condemned property at the time. The journey from Walsall took forever, I was 7 years old and very home sick all the time. I used to look at the Tower from the toilet window and cry silently (...Read full memory)

We lived in Preston, Lancashire from 1944 to 1956 and often came here for the day on the bus. My mother preferred Lytham to Blackpool and we spent happy hours on the sands. This picture, taken before the 1st World War, is a view which my father would have seen when he came here as a child - I (...Read full memory)

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